Monks Wood, North Shields Surface Attenuation

We are working with the community to explore opportunities to reduce the risk of flooding by removing surface water from our network, using sustainable methods where possible. We are bringing this Rainwise project to Monks Wood in North Shields. Northumbrian water plan to install new Sewers to provide highlevel relief to the existing network entering Monks Wood, transferring high flow to an adjacent combined sewer on Beach Road. We may install a new sewer and SuDS basins to divert surface water to free up capacity in the combined sewer on Beach Road. The surface water will be attenuated, then discharged into the highway drainage network, which will allow the augmentation of the existing flood alleviation scheme.

Update by Simon Bright


We've have quite a productive week since its been dry all week. The main drainage is right upto Whitehouse Lane. For the safety of the public we'll have to close this path and re-open the path at Ludlaw Avenue. A pedestrian diversion will be in place via Ludlaw Avenue. The footpath at Ludlaw Avenue is being reinstated which we expect to have open by Thursday next week. Balfour Beattie Utilities have been working with us to install electric ducts in this footpath so it doesn't need to be closed again at later date. The large diameter overspill manhole next to the school is almost finished, the shoring will all be removed today.

We are almost a point where we can start the basins now we have the inlet structure cast, so this will be happening in the next couple of weeks.


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